Dhadak Actress Janhvi Kapoor On Nepotism: “I do feel cornered and bullied at times”

Dhadak Actress Janhvi Kapoor On Nepotism: “I do feel cornered and bullied at times”

A year later Kangana Ranaut’s infamous rant on nepotism is still affecting Bollywood and its newcomers. While sitting on the ‘Koffee With Karan’ couch, ‘Rangoon’ actress Kangana Ranaut called Karan Johar Bollywood’s flag-bearer of nepotism. Many would say correctly so as Karan Johar is notoriously famous for launching star kids in his ambitious projects. And when he decided to launch Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter, Karan along with the young debutants were trolled for promoting nepotism.

It is no secret that the masses were displeased when Karan Johar announced that he will be remaking Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Sairat’ as they though the filmmaker will glamourize the concept of honour killing. However, more than Karan poor Janhvi has been on the receiving end of backlash. As a result, the young starlet has been a target for hateful messages.

Ahead of Karan Johar produced, Janhvi and Ishaan starrer Dhadak’s release, the trio has been receiving a lot of backlash. Film’s female protagonist Janhvi has finally opened up about how she feels about the same.

In an interview to the Reuters Janhvi disclosed, “I underestimated how angry people are. They are pissed off. But I can’t judge. I can understand where their frustration is coming from. It must be hard. I do feel cornered and bullied at times. Like, ‘Why are you so angry?’ Maybe I suck but give me a chance.”

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Talking about the infamous nepotism debate, Janhvi said, “I understand that you feel like you have been robbed of an opportunity that has been handed to me. I’m sure there are people who are more talented than me, and more good looking than me I promise you there are. But I am not going to pass on this opportunity just because… (trails off). It’s a big deal for me. Why the hell should I give it up?”

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The young starlet further said that she knows starring in a movie is not her birth right and that she knows she needs to earn love from the masses. “I know I need to work ten times harder because there is a stigma attached to how I’ve gotten this opportunity.”

Marathi hit film Sairat’s Hindi remake releases on July 20th, 2018. In the meanwhile, Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter are busy promoting their debut film— ‘Dhadak’.

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